WELCOME TO THE MACHINE: On Dec. 17, the Disney film “Tron: Legacy” picks up the story of the 1982 movie “Tron,” which was neither a critical nor commercial success but somehow still echoes in pop culture as an early signpost of the digital era’s glowing frontier. “Tron” is remembered more for its ideas and images (and its namesake video game) than for its story or characters, and that is a challenge presented to this new film, which is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. We’re counting down to the release date, and are taking a look at some unique posters
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & Mondo has created a different visual aesthetic for “Tron” and “Tron: Legacy” with a limited series of glow-in-the-dark posters by artist Eric Tan that will go on sale Dec. 16 (follow @MondoNews for the announcement) and join the company’s “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” line as collectibles.
“When creating posters for each of the ‘Tron’ films, what immediately came to mind were the parallels between the two worlds and how it had progressed over the years,” said Tan. “Since similar elements such as disks, light cycles, and recognizers exist in both, I thought showing the contrast between new and old was a visually interesting angle to play up.
“Linking the two main characters was something I thought would add to the storytelling and the father/son dynamic between Kevin and Sam Flynn,” he continued. “To me, those films are amazing examples of visual ‘candy,’ and I hope I was able to capture that in my posters.”
See some examples of his “Tron” artwork below:
— Jevon Phillips
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